May 11th, 2009
07:15 PM ET
Press conferences are usually pretty par for the course in the news world. When you walk onto the site you usually see the same thing, just in different locations. Today we were in the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills waiting for press conference being given by the Miss California USA Pageant.
There were cameramen setting up equipment and sound engineers adjusting audio as people from the Miss California Organization were running mic checks. The live trucks lined up along the street; the press conference was televised live all over the world. All of this was going on as journalists scrambled to get seats.
It’s the usual things that you would expect. But then there is always the unexpected, and today was no exception-we were told that they were delaying the start of the press conference because there was a shuttle launch in Florida. It was not lost on us journalists that Trump had just been trumped.
There was lot of buzz in the room, much more excitement for this presser than a lot of others that I have covered. Everyone has been watching the drama unfold and no matter how you feel about Carrie Prejean, the story has something for everyone. Whether you feel that Prejean has been unfairly treated for her beliefs and values or if you are fed up with celebrities taking nude pictures that wind up online, most people can’t turn away from the story.
The press conference today was aimed at clearing up rumors and inaccuracies that are out there about the current situation. Tomorrow is the real judgment day- Donald Trump will decide the fate of this young woman who has become the center of a national debate.
Will Trump say “You’re Fired” to Carrie Prejean? Tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11pm Eastern and Pacific tomorrow to find out!
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